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October gold import soars 65% to 43 tonne

MUMBAI: Gold imports went up by 65 per cent to 43 tonnes during October over the corresponding month last year following rise in festive demand due to good monsoon despite the ruling high prices.

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Govt’s stake in SCI to decline to 63.75%

MUMBAI: The Government’s stake in the State owned-Shipping Corporation of India Ltd will come down to 63.75 per cent from 80.12 per cent currently after the company’s follow-on issue slated to open in end November or early December, a top company official said here.

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Banks have to grow 5-fold to meet funds needs by 2015

MUMBAI: Domestic banks will have to scale up their asset size five times over the next five years, if they want to cope with demand for capital from an economy that is clipping at near double-digits, says an industry report.

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Political Economy of Fish Cartels

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
FISH is the staple food of Goa and the main source of proteins for a million local fish consumers. Since all other sources of proteins–milk, poultry products, meat, lentils are becoming increasingly expensive, it is the duty of the state government to ensure supply of quality fish at reasonable rate in the market in an organised and decentralised manner.

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For Change in Myanmar

WHEN Mr Nelson Mandela walked free in 1990 it eventually resulted in real freedom for the blacks in South Africa. Will the same happen in Myanmar now that the best known dissident in the world, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed by the military junta? Hard to say.

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Cry for Transparency

THE statement by the former chief justice of the Delhi High Court, Mr A P Shah that the system for appointing judges in the country was devoid of transparency and supervision is an eye opener and a call from reform in the judiciary.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The New Frankenstein
THE demolition of the CID building in Karachi is the latest in the series of such attacks by terrorists on Pakistan’s security establishment like military, ISI and CID offices.

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RP-2021 envisages social infrastructure in Goa

PANAJI: The Regional Plan 2021 would be perhaps the only of its kind in the country as it would make provisions for social infrastructure, permanent sites for disaster management, etc, which were never envisaged before but for which the provisions have been made now, besides creating micro industrial zones at the village level and providing for other necessary basics found in such plans.

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